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Special Bus Takes Sofia Roma Squatters to Home Towns

A special bus of Sofia Municipality is going to take the Roma still remaining in the illegal ghetto in the Mladost 4 Quarter of the Bulgarian capital to their hometowns.

Society | May 10, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1915

Varna Residents Allowed on Ireland Military Ship

The Irish military ship IRS L?- ?-mer arrived Saturday in the Bulgarian Black Sea port of Varna.

Society | May 10, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1558

Wall of Building Collapses in Bulgaria's Vidin Due to Unsafe Construction

The wall of 120-year old building collapsed in the downtown of the city of Vidin in northwest Bulgaria Friday night due to improper construction practices nearby.

Society | May 10, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3718

Guide Dog Named after Bulgaria's Darik Radio

A pedigree Golden Retriever from the school for guiding dogs for the blind received the name Darik today. This was announced at an official ceremony held near the lily lake in the "Borisova Gradina" park.

Society | May 9, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2018

Old Building Crumbles, Kills Woman in Sofia

A 60 years old woman died in Sofia today after and old building in her own yard crumbled and buried her underneath. The incident happened in the Sofia quarter "Gorublyane".

Society | May 9, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2202

Bulgaria Commemorates End of World War II

President Georgi Parvanov laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Sofia in commemoration of the 63rd anniversary of the World War II V-day. Both May 8 and May 9 were declared by the United Nations' General Assembly time of remembering the end

Society | May 9, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1643

Bulgaria Road Carnage Claims Two Lives Overnight

Two passengers died as 19 heavy car crashes were reported overnight across Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. Other 16 people were injured in the hits, as two of them are in critical condition.

Society | May 9, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1165

Bulgarian Muslims Demand Sofia City Court Chair's Dismissal

The Muslim Cleric Council in Bulgaria have demanded the dismissal of Sofia City Court chair Svetlin Mihailov, accusing him of abuse of authority. Clerics also want judge Rumyana Palikarova dismissed over forging documents related to the legal registratio

Society | May 8, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2125

Court Rules against Destruction of Downtown Park in Bulgaria Sea Capital Varna

The Administrative Court in the Bulgarian Black Sea city of Varna stopped Thursday the cutting of trees in the downtown Sevastopol garden, which started on May 1, and alarmed the public that the park would be destroyed.

Society | May 8, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2962

Hundreds of Driving Instructors Protest against New Regulations Downtown Sofia

More than 200 driving instructors from all over the country staged a rally in downtown Sofia on Thursday to protest against newly adopted laws that are believed to aim at imposing monopoly of the branch. Professionals from the cities of Varna, Burgas, St

Society | May 8, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1419

Milan Gives up Security Project to Bulgaria's Plovdiv

Italia's Milan is to give up its security plan to Bulgaria's second city of Plovdiv for free, the two cities' mayors Letizia Moratti and Slavcho Atanasov agreed at a meeting on Thursday. About EUR 150,000 should be allocated to the project's development,

Society | May 8, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1099

Driving Instructors to Block Sofia Center in Protest against New Regulations

Driving instructors from all over the country threatened to block the center of Bulgaria's capital on Thursday in protest against newly adopted laws that are believed to aim at imposing monopoly of the branch. Professionals from the cities of Varna, Burg

Society | May 8, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2275

Most Roma Leave Voluntarily Illegal Sofia Ghetto Designated for Demolition

More than half of the Roma living in the illegally constructed shantytown in the Mladost 4 Quarter of the Bulgarian capital have moved out from the site voluntarily. Thus, they have obeyed the order of the District Mayor Petko Dyulgerov for demolition of

Society | May 7, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 8153

Bulgaria Eco-Activists Petition EU Commission to Help Save Rila Mountain

Bulgarian environmentalists are going to table Thursday a petition to the European Commission and to other EU institutions to stop the illegal resort construction in the Bulgarian Rila Mountain.

Society | May 7, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1687

Citizens of Bulgaria's Varna Protest against Destruction of Downtown Park

About 200 citizens of Bulgaria's sea capital and top tourist destination Varna besieged the Municipal Administration Wednesday morning to protest against the cutting of trees in the downtown Sevastopol garden, which took place during the May 1-6 holidays.

Society | May 7, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2330

Moderate Earthquake Shakes Southeast Bulgaria

An earthquake measuring 4,8 on the Richter scale shook the territories of Dobrich and Silistra districts in South-eastern Bulgaria on Wednesday. The epicentre of the quake was registered 620 kilometres of the capital city of Sofia, out of Bulgaria's bord

Society | May 7, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1656

Bulgaria Road Carnage Claims Another Life Overnight

One passenger died as 28 heavy car crashes were reported overnight across Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. Other 40 people were injured in the hits, as three of them are in critical condition.

Society | May 7, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1105

Bulgaria's Tryavna Celebrates 200 Years since Legendary Wood-carvers' Bet

Together with St. George's Day, the Bulgarian mountain resort of Tryavna celebrated Tuesday the Day of the Wood-carver, and the 200th anniversary since the first bet of two wood-carver masters who competed into decorating the ceilings of the famous Daskal

Society | May 6, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 5024

Roma Ghetto in Bulgaria Capital to Be Demolished with Aid by Police

The Roma shantytown, which has been built illegally on municipal property in the Mladost 4 Quarter of the Bulgarian capital Sofia, will be demolished and its inhabitants will be made to leave with aid from the local police if necessary.

Society | May 6, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4123

Bulgaria Celebrates St. George's Day

Bulgarians are celebrating Tuesday (May 6) "Gergyovden" - the day of one the most popular saints - St. George, who is among the few venerated by Christians and Muslims alike.

Society | May 6, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 7383

Veterans Remember Victims of Bulgaria's Mission in Cambodia

Twenty veterans from Bulgaria's first peacekeeping mission - in Cambodia in 1991-1993 - gathered in Sofia on Monday exactly 16 years after the start of the mission in order to honor the memory of the ten Bulgarian soldiers who died in it.

Society | May 5, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2772
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